I like the word Collaborate because it complements our core values of Teamwork and Communication. On a team everyone has their own role. A great example is a basketball team. Everyone has their own job; point guard, shooting guard, center, etc., even the fans – they all have the same goal. All In!! With collaboration the group not only has to work together, they have to think together. The end product comes from the efforts of the group, not the individual. If the FBI, CIA and the State Department had been sharing and thinking and working more closely together, 9/11 may not have happened.
So what are the keys to successful Collaboration?
Our company and colleagues like Mike Castillo, Lexi Elliot and many others demonstrate collaboration in action by the energy that moves us to realize and act on great ideas. It’s exciting to think about the future that will result from collaborating to address the opportunities that we have collectively identified and pursued with our colleagues, customers, suppliers and other business partners.
“Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek
Chief Information Officer